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The Detroit Jewish News, 1973-08-10

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(Copyright, 1973, JTN, Inc.)

What is the secret of learned that Einstein worked
only with the aid of a pen-
genius?
cil. Yet Einstein topped
Albert Einstein's son, Prof.
Hans Einstein, whose death Newton. corrected the gravi-
tation theory and explored
was reported recently, had
the mysteries of the stars
a theory about his father's
and the atom.
greatness that might be
Many people, of course,
worth considering. The son
was quite a distinguished sci- have sat under apple trees
entist, though not the match and used pencils without any
world-shaking discoveries.
of the father.
So genius is not attribut-
Usually we think of genius
as having something to do able either to apples or pen-
with the genes, something in cils and perhaps not as much
our cells which comes with as we think, to genes.
'heredity. Albert Einstein's
So what is left?
parents were average peo-
Let us listen to Prof. Hans
ple. His father was something Einstein who said.
of a bon vivant. As a child,
"What made any father ex-
little Albert was rather slow. traordinary I think was the
t the age of three, when tenacity with which he would
.post children speak, Albert pursue problems even after
found speaking difficult.
they worked out wrong. He
When he entered school, his
would
always try and try
mother worried about him.
again."
"I don't know what to do
"Probably the only project
about Albert," she wrote.
"He doesn't seem able to he gave up on was me. He
tried to give me advice but
learn."
Yet he was to be acclaimed he soon discovered that I
the world's top scientist. was too stubborn and he was
Newton previously held the wasting time."
Albert Einstein
usually
pinnacle. Newton sat under
an apple tree and on apple poch-poohed the idea that he
falling on his head revealed had an extraordinary intel-
to him the motion of the lect. He did say, however,
stars, the gravitation theory that if he had some special
and a whole new picture of quality in that respect, it was
the cosmos. "Let there be probably due to the fact that
light," wrote the poet Alex- he was slow as a child in
ander Pope, and there was learning to speak. For him to
speak, it was necessary to
Newton.
When some years back. concentrate as he formulated
David Ben-Gurion visited the words. This, he said, in-
Einstein at Princeton, he re- clined him to think more be-
turned marveling. He had fore speaking or doing any-
expected Einstein to be work- thing else.
It will be seen that both
ing in a laboratory, but he

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, August 10, 1973-21

By DAVID SCHWARTZ

Secret of Einstein's Genius

Einstein's and his son's ex-
planation have points of co-
incidence. Both emphasize
the influence of time. Hans
Einstein says his father was
extraordinary because if he
couldn't find a solution one
time, he would try a second,
a third, d- fourth and a fif-
tieth time. Albert Einstein
said he learned to think be-
cause he had to spend more
time thinking in order to
speak.
Brilliance or genius in-
creases with the increase of
time applied to work. So time
is really a kind of salve pro-
moting genius.
All of which falls in line
with Einstein's theory of rel-
ativity which made the world
regard the element of time in
a new light. Before Einstein,
the world of physics did not
have much regard for time,
but Einstein held that time
was something hard and sub-
stantive like space. Time was
a fourth dimension. Perhaps
it is a main, if not the sole
dimension of genius.

Lubavitchers Plan
Summer Visits

NEW YORK (JTA) — For
the 25th consecutive year
some 200 senior Lubavitcher
students are spending their
summer vacation time visit-
ing Jew i s h communities
throughout North, Central
and South America, and Eu-
rope.
This program, referred to
by many as the Jewish
"peace corps," is one of
many instruments created by
the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneer-
son, to reach out to as many
Jews as possible, wherever
they are.
The students, aged 18-24,
have volunteered three to
four weeks of their summer
vacation period to visit the
various Jewish communities.
Traveling in pairs they will
visit large cities, small towns
and hamlets, where they will
contact local Jews, rabbis
and communal leaders, and
visit synagogues and educa-
tional institutions. They will
meet and talk with Jews on
the streets, in shopping cen-
ters and at work.

"Three passions, simple
but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the
longing for love, the search
for knowledge, and unbear-
able pity for the suffering of
mankind. These passions,
like great winds, have blown
me hither and thither, in a
wayward course, over a deep
ocean of anguish, reaching
to the very verge of despair."
Bertrand Russell

to Aid New York Jewish Poor

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two
federal grants totaling al-
most $500,000 to help the
Jewish poor in New York
City were announced by Sen.
Jacob K. Javits (R., N.Y.).
One grant of $300,000 will
provide legal services for the
poor in the Brooklyn Jewish
community and the other
grant of $198,542 will coor-
dinate and set up programs
for the poor.
Javits, speaking at a press
conference in his office here,
said the funds will come from
the Office of Economic Op-
portunity. If the programs
are successful, they will be
funded by other federal
agencies if the 0E0 goes out
of existence, he said.
The money was made pos-
sible by a new law, spon-
sored by Javits and Rep.
James H. Scheuer (D., N.Y.),
which provides funds for
areas not reached by the reg-
ular poverty programs or. for
poor people living in areas
not designated by the fed-
eral government as povetry
neighborhoods.

CRAZEE DAYS

Creativity Based
in Israel: Katzir

TEL AVIV (JTA) — If the
Jewish nation seeks any cul-
tural, moral or national mis-
sion, this can be done only
through the return to Eretz
Israel, President Ephraim
Classifieds Get Quick Results Katzir said at the closing
session of the jubilee conven-
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The president said that Is-
rael is becoming more and
more the national cultural
center of the Jewish nation,
"and I am convinced that
ultimately the Jewish true
national creativity w o u l d
emerge from Israel. Jewish
creativity would be possible
only when the Jewish nation
will be in its homeland."
Focusing on changes in hu-
man life due to the develop-
ment of technology and sci-
ence in the era of automation,
Katzir said that the socio-
economic changes "in the
pluralistic society we live in
require a reevaluation of the
values of the Labor Zionist
movement, and maybe of the
values in general, with which
the world used to live until
now."
Katzir repeated his theory
that in order to prevent a
scientific a n d technological
golem from dominating its
creator "we must return to
raising the socialistic, human
and practical values of the
human race."

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Javits said that most con-
gressmen have no idea that
there are Jewish poor since
Jews they meet
most of the Jews
are wealthy.
The $300,000 grant will be
administered by the Jewish
Urban Legal Services Corp.
Its acting chairman of the
board, Dr. Marvin Schick,
said there will be a staff of
12 full-time lawyers aided by
law students and the Legal
Aid Society. He said the funds
will be used especially to
help Jews who are discrim-
inated against because they
are observant.
The $198,542 grant will be
administered by the Hasidic
Corp. for Urban Concerns.
David Farber, its director,
said that it is dividing the
funds to give $40,000 to
the Metropolitan Coordinating
Council on Jewish Poor, $32,-
000 to the United Talmudical
Academy and $30,000 to the
Unit e d Lubavitcher Syna-
gogue.
The four organizations will
each be responsible for dif-
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